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Hanthana House
Ranked #1 of 465 Kandy B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Our family truly enjoyed the stay at Hanthana House. Pathi - the host - did everything possible to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The location is fantastic, it felt like being in Switzerland in the Alps, just the exotic vegetation reminded us we are in Sri Lanka :)
It was a great experience to share Pathi's family life, to watch his wife to prepare our dinner, to have a chat with his kids.
We really loved it and can recommend everybody to book this accommodation.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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pathirana, Owner at Hanthana House, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

we stayed for one night and was impressed by the rooms which were clean and really well maintained. The food was amazing and we were taken care off really well by Mr Pathi and his wife.
If you prefer a peaceful place off the city center and personalised hospitality then it is really worth it. Overall highly recommended .

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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pathirana, Owner at Hanthana House, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Hanthana House was the best guesthouse we stayed in during our trip to Sri Lanka. We were made to feel extremely welcome by the fantastic hosts.
Our room was lovely - clean and in excellent condition - with everything we needed.
The food was fantastic - huge portions of delicious home-cooked rice and curry.
The owner helped us to get the most out of our time in Kandy, and helped us arrange an excellent driver (Sanath) for the next leg of our trip.
I would advise you to call in advance to arrange a pick-up as the guesthouse is about outside Kandy itself, and tuk-tuk drivers might struggle to find it.
I highly recommend booking Hanthana House.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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pathirana, Owner at Hanthana House, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2014

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Best Place to stay. Really friendly family, wonderful rooms and best food! Very pleased to had the opportunity to meet them! It turned out the best place we stayed in our whole trip. Peaceful place out of the city center.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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pathirana, Owner at Hanthana House, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2014

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Finding hotels, guides, or otherwise that understand hospitality is difficult in Sri Lanka. Pathi is the owner of Hanthana House and is a breath of fresh air. I love this guy. He is totally passionate about servicing his guests and does it so well. Staying in his hotel and eating with his family was such a cultural treat. The food was delicious and prepared with love. They even let us into the kitchen and allowed us to participate in some cooking of local food.

Pathi is also a travel agent and has connections throughout the country. I cannot recommend him, his services and his hospitality enough!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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pathirana, Owner at Hanthana House, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2013

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Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night towards the beginning of our trip to Sri Lanka and had a lovely evening. The room was clean and well presented, the family were warm and welcoming and the home cooked good was delicious! The location is a little outside of Kandy itself but the owner arranged a Tuk Tuk to take us into town which was very reasonable. Thankyou for having us :-)

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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pathirana, Owner at Hanthana House, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2013

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We had two amazing nights at Hathana House, accompanied by wonderful home cooking (including your own cooking lesson). The rooms are newly built and decorated to a high standard. It's a little oasis in Kandy. What Pathu and Suba don't know about Sri Lanka isn't worth knowing, they suggested other places to visit around the city and for the rest of our trip. Definitely worth the short tuk-tuk ride out of town.

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pathirana, Owner at Hanthana House, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2013

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Additional Information about Hanthana House

Address: 108 Thapodarama Road | Hanthana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 465 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range: $36 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hanthana House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hanthana House is a boutique type accommodation which offers a comfortable stay in an attractive surroundings with added benefit of tasty and Srilankan Cooking which you can learn to prepare yourself!. Hanthana House consists of two en suite double bedrooms and one en suite twin bedroom and one en suite triple room, all with generous balconies overlooking the neighbouring tea estate. The bedrooms have ceiling fans, teak furniture and polished cement floors as well as a wet room with shower, basin and WC. The newly-built spacious and light dining room also has views of the tea estate and it is open to the generous new kitchen, where cookery lessons are always available! The upstairs sitting area has a comfy sofa and armchairs as well as a piano and Wi-Fi access! An organic kitchen garden is planned which will provide most of the vegetables for meals, and various walks through tea plantations and up to local viewpoints are accessed from the front door. Hanthana House is approximately 4 km from Kandy in the Hanthana hills, an area famous for cultivating some of the first tea grown on the island and the location of the Ceylon Tea Museum. Please be aware that a homestay is neither a hotel nor a guesthouse as you live and socialise with a family in their home. Think of it as an extension of your own home, with the usual creature comforts and no-one to make your bed or clean your room on a daily basis! The real experience is the interaction with a Sri Lankan family as they go about their daily life. ... more   less 
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